Hospital Engineering offers manufacturers of hospital technical systems the ability to integrate their products into innovation projects. These innovative projects are developed and demonstrated in a "model hospital" in Duisburg with a surgical area, a patients, nurses' and medical room, a rehabilitation area and function rooms. This provides hospitals the opportunity to get to know efficiency improvements by the use of technical innovations at the hospital without having to use them directly in their own institution in live operation. This Hospital Engineering Laboratory is part of the Fraunhofer inHaus Center, a testing environment for intelligent room and building solutions of the research organization Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft.
Fraunhofer researchers are already working in this center with numerous industrial and application partners to develop technical solutions for an optimization of functional buildings. They must ensure that innovation is thought holistically - every change has an impact on other processes within the hospital and must therefore be considered from multiple perspectives to evaluate their optimization potentials for the overall hospital system.
Participate in the Design!
The Hospital Engineering Laboratory is a common test area of manufacturers of hospital technology systems and solutions, scientists with health-related research priority and applying hospitals. In the laboratory, they create innovations together, test their systems and solutions in new scenarios and compositions. They also show potential users who visit the laboratory e. g. as part of special events how the hospital future might look.
You can be part of this innovative community.
We are happy to introduce you to the conditions in detail in a personal conversation and develop together with you an interesting research and demonstration focus in the laboratory. Be inspired – and inspire us!